July 18: Happy Birthday Vin Diesel and Kristen Bell
Our birthday headliners have both voiced famous characters. Vin Diesel provided the voices for both the Iron Giant and more recently Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. And Kristen Bell is best-known to little girls everywhere as the voice of Anna in Frozen.
Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel turns 49 today. Less than ten years ago, the actors career had hit the skids. But thanks to a return to the franchise that initially made him famous, Diesel has enjoyed a remarkable comeback which we documented in an installment of the Comeback Kid series. Diesel was also a nominee for Worst Actor at the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2004, but he lost to then-president George W. Bush.
Kristen Bell became a household name on the cult TV show, Veronica Mars. Since then, she has worked in both TV and film. But her biggest success by far was singing about building snowmen in Disney’s animated smash, Frozen. In 2013, she married comedian Dax Shepard which explains those refrigerator commercials I always see on TV. Bell turns 36.
Also celebrating birthdays today, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra is 34; Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl (which was narrated by Kristen Bell) turns 31, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson turns 66, astronaut John Glenn is 95, Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman is 35 and Nelson Mandela was born on this day in 1918.
Today is also the 30th anniversary of the release of James Cameron’s sequel, Aliens.
If today is your birthday, congratulations on sharing your big day with these notable names. Birthday wishes to everyone celebrating a big day today. Come back tomorrow for more celebrity birthdays.
Posted on July 18, 2016, in Celebrity Birthdays and tagged Chace Crawford, John Glenn, Kristen Bell, Michiel Huisman, Nelson Mandela, Priyanka Chopra, Richard Branson, Vin Diesel. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.